Monday, 16 February 2015

Ball Night

This was supposed to be a Sunday post, but somehow yesterday went by without me being very motivated to put together a post - blame it on the alcohol! I didn't exactly feel hungover after Saturday night, but I was still very tired and not very fussed about the online world. Unfortunately I don't have HQ pictures of hair and makeup as I initially planned, because by the time we were ready we only had five minutes until we had to leave for the ball, it was dark outside and the lighting was crappy so we're left with phone pictures - very sorry about that! 

My dress was by Lipsy, I bought it on sale at Peek & Cloppenburg, which is a German chain of retail clothing stores offering lots of different brands in varying price ranges. I wish I had a pictures showing the whole outfit including my shoes because they were awesome (and killed my feet), but my mum is not very ... talented with a camera so the pictures on the right is the best I can do I'm afraid! 

I did my hair myself - I curled all of them and brushed the curls out after they cooled down (it's day 3 today and they're still super bouncy, I don't know how that happened but I absolutely love it). I then did some kind of half-updo where I teased the crown of my hair and pinned those strands back together with the front strands and that's basically it. It wasn't terribly inspired or hard to do, but I liked it and I didn't have to worry much about my hairdo coming undone because it was so basic - yay!

Even though you can't really see details of my makeup, I thought I'd list what I wore on here as long as I can remember what I actually put on my face. The focus for me was on my eyebrows, eyeliner and a dark red lip - here's the full product list

Face: Catrice Nude Illusion Makeup - KIKO Natural Concealer 01 - Catrice Camouflage Cream
Cheeks: Sleek Contour Kit (bronzing shade) in Light - NARS Douceur Blush - Essence "Rose it Up!" Highlighter 
Eyes: Urban Decay Vice 3 ("Last Sin" centre of lids, "Downfall" through the crease, "Truth" as a matte highlight) and the bronzing shade of the Sleek Contour Kit to darken the crease some more - KIKO Precision Eyeliner - Catrice Liquid Metal Gel Eye Pencil in 010 Blackstage (Waterline) - KIKO Ultra Tech Curva Mascara 
Brows: MAC Fluidline Brow Gelcreme in Deep Dark Brunette 
Lips: KIKO Automatic Precision Lipliner in 515 - MAC Diva Lipstick 
Nails: Catrice Ultimate Nail Laquer in 17 Caught on the Red Carpet 

I had a great time on Saturday night - it's been absolutely ages that I had an opportunity to wear a nice dress and make an effort. Sure, this wasn't exactly the Vienna Opera Ball (where Austria's high society pretends that having money equals taste in clothing ...), but I love the thought that since it was organised by the Red Cross of my hometown, we were supporting a great institution with our money. 

Sorry for the delay - but here's what was supposed to be a Sunday post on Monday morning! Hope you all had a great weekend and an awesome start into the new week! :) 

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